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Daughterofromer learned the value of Armor - Accident

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Romer, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I am just about to drain the radiator on the 40 when I get the call, " Dad, you better come to Orchard and Dayton right now. I am in a 4 car accident and its not my fault." I asked a few quick questions to make sure she is OK, I then jumped in the 40 a drove over there.

    Her runner is getting modified, so she borrowed the Lexus. Good thing she didn't still have the Malibu or it would have gotten squished.

    Near as I can tell, Rachel was in the left turn lane and another car was next to her. Both stopped at the red light.

    Now an older gentleman (Car farthest from Rachel- in picture 3. Can't see in first 2 pics) was turning from the opposite direction. I think he had a red light, otherwise Rachels would have been green.

    a young girl was coming through left to right in the first picture, hit the other car and careened into the Lexus (more like bounced off) and hit the other car waiting at the light.

    The most important thing is Rachel and everyone else was fine.

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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Its amazing how tough the bumpers are made by ARB. The wife then came and said "I want a bumper on the rear of her 4runner and I'll pay!
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    The silver car hit the bumper starting at the front of her car and it gauged her car all the way down.

    Maybe I can convince wife of romer I need a rear bumper too!
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Here is a pic showing all 4 cars. The one on the right (Brown) is the older gentlemman who was turning. The silver one is the girl who was going through the intersection. The Police are guessing the older gentleman ran the light.

    All the passenger side damage to the silver car is fron hitting the Lexus.
     
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    now you can claim injuries and milk the system :) no not really. Great promo ad!

    now why is your red 40 sitting there too? called to the scene I presume?
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Exactly. Came to make sure she was OK and see if anything needed handling
     
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    Great everyone is ok, especially your daughter. I wouldn't say that tested the strength of the LX, but it certainly could have, any different split-second decisions by any of them could have landed your daughter right in the middle of that...in anycase, isn't that exactly why you bought the LX, to protect the family...well looks like it's doing pretty good... :cheers:
     
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    Found any damage other than the scratch on the ARB?
     
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    looks like the runner will need front , rear, and sliders...... hmm maybe you should just be safe and exo it ?

    good to see shes fine but then again she was driving an lx450

    mike
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Nope, I looked in the engine bay and I climbed underneath. Just the scratches high and low. I think the high one is from her mirror.
     
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    I am glad everyone was OK. Since they have to repaint your bumper for you might as well get it color matched. Leave the uprights black. I wonder if it would be worth it to check it on a frame machine. Probably not.

    Fly Rod
     
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    Cruiserdrew On the way there SILVER Star

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    ARB -1-
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    Glad everyone is fine.
     
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    I am thrilled that your daughter is safe and sound. :cheers:

    It doesn't look like the airbags deployed are they still functional?

    When my 17 yo sees these pictures, he will want to try it on mine. :eek:
     
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    Wow, that ARB is totaled! you better let me have that one... and let his insurance get you a new one ;)

    Is that the girl from the car in that one pic, she looks shaken up, but who wouldn't...
     
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    what you don't see in the pics, is the guy from the neighboring state who burned a doughnut in the middle of the crossing and then fled the scene. i tell ya... those people from that state are just jerks!
     
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    Airbags are meant to deploy only in certain circumstances, one of which is (for frontal airbags) head on collision. It probably shouldn't go off on a "glancing" blow like that, or a side impact, etc. or even if rear ended. It may also have a speed threshold which doesn't arm it when standing, not sure about all the specifics. Does save alot of money when they don't go off and aren't needed.
     
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    To be honest i dont know when the air bags would go off when you have an arb as i have had several dead on and glancing blows to my ARB and nothing happened. Several hard enough to put dents and bends int he ARB and yet nothing. My guess s unless your really haulen and hit something un movable then your not gonna have and pillows.

    mike
     
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    Glad she is ok Romer.
     
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    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    damn...that couldn't have turned out any better. :)

    glad everyone is ok...including the Lexus :D

    Make sure the other car didn't hit the winch cable. It would not be good if it was damaged the next time you used it.
     
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    glad everyone is ok. good shot of the girl in the pink ;)